Count Nicholas Czardas pulled a fast one on me earlier in the week.  Taking time out from his whiskey smuggling activities aboard his schooner, the elusive nobleman called me and pretended to the Kleine Zalze marketing manager. He told me that he had decided to rescind my second-place prize (of a monthly case of wine for a year) in the FTLOW Ambassador competition, because of my ‘persistence in featuring other wine brands’ on my blog.

It takes a lot to set me at a loss for words, but I was dumbstruck and all that I could utter was a flabbergasted Oh!

You can imagine my joy, then, when a case of wine was delivered yesterday.  And a nice selection Kleine Zalze put together for me, indeed:

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 Shiraz

2009 Shiraz Mourvedre Voignier

2008 Pinot Noir

2009 Chardonnay (for guests)

2010 Chenin Blanc

*sigh* Such menu ideas those wines give me … Now to choose, shall I save them for a special occasion and select something else from the wine store?



33 Comments Add yours

  1. Classic. Is the Count invited to any of these meals?

    1. theonlycin says:

      The Count has an open invitation, which is why Niels is so peeved …

    1. theonlycin says:

      He really caught me ;p

  2. buttercup600 says:

    Hmmm, love the Durbanville Hills one, I can actually buy that here in Australia and one of my favourites…my motto…Many fine things can be done in a day if you don’t always make that day tomorrow! Love you girlfriend xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      It is a good wine 🙂
      lots of love

  3. niels says:

    The count is a malicious bounder from many years ago.
    I do not trust him.
    I do not like him
    and lady,
    I would advise you to keep much distance from him

    1. theonlycin says:

      Tut tut Niels … jealousy is soooo unbecoming, my dear ;p

    2. Count Czardas says:

      I actually agree with Niels on this one !

      1. theonlycin says:

        *blows raspberry*

  4. nrhatch says:

    Cindy at a loss of words?
    What a wonderful prank . . .

    Glad you received another nice selection of wine from your friends at Kleine Zalze

    1. theonlycin says:

      Wish we could share a glass, Nancy 🙂

  5. gospelwriter says:

    Rascal! That was hitting below the proverbial belt and he knew it. Was glad to hear the wine arrived when it did…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Clever devil, he is 😀

  6. adeeyoyo says:

    Pleased the wine arrived or you still would have been none the wiser, lol! Enjoy… 😀

    1. theonlycin says:

      I will, thanks adee 🙂

  7. Naomi says:

    What an awesome prize, and appalling prank! I’m with Amanda on not postponing the pleasure!

    1. theonlycin says:

      *glugs with Naomi’s permission 🙂 *

  8. Jamie Dedes says:

    Love the post and ditto to Amanda …

    Enjoy your vino …

  9. granny1947 says:

    he pulls a stunt like that and he can STILL come for supper????

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’m a softie that way 😉

  10. slpmartin says:

    Oh…I wish I had a photo of your reaction duing that phone call. 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Wasn’t pretty 😉

  11. Count Czardas says:

    That Count Czardas is a slippery old so-and-so. Enjoy the wine.

  12. Supa says:

    How nice that you will be getting a case every month! enjoy.

    1. theonlycin says:

      It is nice 🙂
      Have you booked your prize trip yet?

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